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CRS Founder Yasuko Kasaki

Läle Sayoko’s Select Resume

CRS Resident Sufi Dance Artist 2017 –
Crossing Boundaries Concert Series Curator & Director 2019 – (at CRS)
Kamyar Arsani & Friends Sufi Dance Concert Series Dance Director & Performer 2019 – (at CRS)
Bella Gaia: Beautiful Earth Multimedia Concert Tour 2010 – (Global)
 
 
Songs of Winter Light Solstice Celebration Concert with Kristin Hoffmann & Friends 2019 (at CRS)
Vibration: SAORI KANDA Art Performance with LÄLE SAYOKO 2019 (at CRS)
Ocean of Light: World Oceans Day Concert with Kristin Hoffmann & Friends 2019 (at CRS)
Rumi’s Secret: Celebrating National Poetry Month with Brad Gooch & the American Sufi Project 2019 (Queens Public Library, NYC)
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers main dance performer 2008, 2009, 2010 UK tour (44 cities)
Hot Hot Hot! 2009 (Tokyo)
Hot Hot Hot! New York 2009 (Hosted by Läle Sayoko, with Dalia Carella etc…)
Djam under Je’bon 2009, 2010 (Hosted by Kaeshi Chai)
Amareen 2009 (New York)
BellyDance Lounge 2009 (New York)
Four Elements 2009 (New York)
Desert Swirl 2008 (Tokyo)
 
 
TEACHING
Sufi Dance 2018 – (at CRS)
Belly Dance 2009 – 2013 (at CRS)
 
 
WORLD MUSIC FESTIVALS
Smithonian Folklife 2008 at NASA Galaxy Stage (Washington DC)
Glastonbury 2007 Dance Village West Stage, Glade Stage (UK)
Glade Festival 2007 (UK)
Island of Fire Festival 2007 (Lemnos Island, Greece)
Rhythms of Peace 2005 (Morocco)
Vision Quest 2002+2003 main stage (Japan)
 
 
DANCE ENSEMBLES
Founding member of SAMANYOLU, an Oriental Fusion Dance Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan. 2000 – 2005 (Director: Mishaal)
Founding member of FLYING APSARAS with Kaeshi Chai 2011 – 2012
 
 
DANCE PERFORMANCE WITH MUSICIANS
Kenji Williams 2002 –
Kristin Hoffmann 2019 (at CRS)
Asuca Hayashi 2012 (at CRS)
Baba Zula’s North American tour dancer 2008: in Memphis, Wisconsin, Chicago, Minneapolis, NYC and Toronto, Canada.
Mugenkyo’s UK tour performer in Oct 2008 (16 cities), 2009 (44 cities)
 
 
DVDS
“World Spirit” as the AURA Dance performer (2004)
“Samanyolu Ambient Oriental Bellydance” (2005)
 
 
THEATER PERFORMANCES
Orpheum (Memphis)
 
 
NIGHTCLUB PERFORMANCES
TOKYO: AgeHa, CAY, Spiral Hall, Kinema Club, November Eleventh, Romarakuda
NEW YORK: Lafayette Grill, Mezzo Mezzo, Cupping Room, Woolworth Tower Kitchen, Layaly
LONDON: Darbucka
OKINAWA: Chakura
 
 
HOTELS
LAS VEGAS:  Palms Hotel
SAN FRANCISCO:  Clift
TOKYO:  Okura, Meguro Gajoen, Roppongi Hills Grand Hyatt
 
 
RESTAURANTS
Resident dancer at legendary Marrakesh (Washington DC/2005-2006)
 
Weddings and private events in Japan, Washington DC area, San Francisco, and New York
 
 
FASHION (Tokyo)
HYSTERIC GLAMOUR 20th Anniversary at AgeHa
OZONE ROCKS Opening Party in Osaka
DUNE Fashion Magazine Anniversary
marie claire Japan “EcoLuxe” at Spiral Hall
 
 
REGULAR EVENTS in TOKYO
Kervan Serai (by Mishaal)
Samanyolu Ambient Oriental Nights at Tokyo Salon
Dakini Nights (by DJ Makyo)
 
 
TRAINING
International Sufi Dance Certification Of Cid UNESCO with Rana Gorgani (2018)
Extensive training with Bellydance Artist Mishaal (Tokyo/1999 – 2005)
Extensive training with Faten Salma (Washington DC/2005 – 2006)
Studying under Master Drumer AJA ADDY from Ghana (Summer 1997 – 1999)
 
Yousry Sharif (NYC), Lulu Sabongi (Brazil), Amina (San Francisco), Amani (Lebanon), Morocco(NYC), Yasmin (DC), Nourhan Sharif (NYC), Zaza Hassan (Paris), Tayyar Akdeniz (Turkey), Kamelia (Paris), Ansuya, Zahra Zuhair, Akiko Takada, Maha, Barbee Mako, Inako Matsuya.
 
 
BELLY DANCE FESTIVALS & WORKSHOPS
Maharajan (Tokyo/2000 – 2002)
Rakkasah West (San Francisco/2003 – 2004)
Rakkasah East (New Jersey/2006)
Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Cairo, Egypt/2007)